Volunteering in Vietnam is a great opportunity for those interested in Southeast Asian culture and wanting to help the people of a country that is suffering the knock-on effects of a war which laid waste to much of the countryside. Despite more than 30 years of peace, recovery has been slow and the country continues to experience social problems, poverty, as well as health and disability issues. Love Volunteers' local partner organization, based in Hanoi, began its operations in 2005 and has continually expanded, so that it now organises an array of volunteering opportunities.
The rewards that volunteering in Vietnam bring include the undeniable satisfaction of making a daily impact on the lives of individuals affected by low levels of economic and educational opportunities, as well as poor health care. Volunteering provides you with the chance to meet local people who are eager to introduce you to their world, its customs and its outlook on life.
The volunteering work facilitated by our NGO partner in Vietnam includes teaching orphaned children, supporting projects designed to enhance poor women’s economic situation, promoting bio-diversity, conservation and eco-tourism within a national park. They are also active in the renovation of orphanages, schools and houses, as well as installing disabled access and upgrading toilet facilities at the organisation’s own centre for disabled children.
With competent, dedicated staff on hand, volunteers in Vietnam can be certain of being usefully deployed whilst being fully supported.